Category: Orthodox

For Evan who wants to pray

One string was laid Perhaps by grace. It had no sound Not one trace. One string was pulled And held in tension. But made no sound Not one mention. The string was plucked And laughed a bit. It had a voice But not quite… Continue Reading “For Evan who wants to pray”

I will be replaced

There was a Jew from Bethlehem and He loved. (John 15: 9 -11) It was a story, simplified. (Matthew 22:36-39) For us, the ones outside. (Romans 11:17-18) He came from the kingly line. (Matthew 1:1-17) The people entrusted. (Romans 3:1-2) A covenant not made… Continue Reading “I will be replaced”

Maundy Honestly

I share the bread but hide my notion so that an image of kind devotion is my sacrifice; the hour that I tarry.   But I am not a Judas in intent. I do not kiss nor circumvent. But underprice the communion; I am… Continue Reading “Maundy Honestly”


San Teodoro

I’ve had thoughts about which is the better journey. And sometimes, in the end, it didn’t matter. I’ve had gnawing concern that I took the wrong journey. And sometimes it didn’t matter. I’ve put so much into validating a particular journey. And that’s when… Continue Reading “Paths”

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Mary at San Teodoro

Sometimes you side-eye them, but you allow love to change you anyway. Photo of Virgin Mary icon at San Teodoro in Rome, Italy.

Rare Colors

Maria was our iconographer who uses only color in nature.